Celebrate Learn For Life Kenya's first birthday!
Enjoy an evening event filled with live music, a silent auction, African-themed appetizers, and an installation of compelling photos taken by a professional photographer during our 2015 Kenya trip.
Anne Muindi-Shemenski, Vice-President and Co-Founder of Learn For Life Kenya (see bio below), will share the story of our growing involvement in Kenya through vocational skills training initiatives. Join us on a safari (Swahili for "journey") to discover the steps Learn For Life Kenya has taken over the past year to make an impact on poverty in Kenya.
Proceeds from the event will catalyze the completion of the Tumaini Vocational Training Center in Nyeri, Kenya. Learn For Life Kenya is a partner in this building campaign effort through a grant to the Tumaini Children's Home. We financially support their goal of providing relevant skills training to alleviate high unemployment rates among marginalized youth in their community.
About the Speaker: Anne Muindi-Shemenski
Anne is a Kenyan-born management consultant who is passionate about helping marginalized children and youth live a hope-filled life that enables them to reach their full potential. Anne has been deeply involved with the Tumaini Children’s Home founded by her father in July 1997 and is excited about carrying on his legacy by assisting in the development of a vocational training center to alleviate youth unemployment and address poverty issues in Nyeri, Kenya.
Anne brings to Learn for Life Kenya key strategy, analytics, and operations management skills acquired through an extensive management consulting career with Booz Allen Hamilton and various independent consulting engagements in the US and South Africa.
While living in South Africa, Anne engaged in pro bono work with Berakah Educational Foundation developing a business strategy and implementing social entrepreneurship initiatives in a disadvantaged community to enable self-sustainment.
Anne was also an Integral member of the University of Cape Town Graduate Business School Inclusive Health Innovation Team that established the first health innovation hub in a public hospital in Africa at the world-renowned Groote Schuur Hospital. Anne also served as a Board Member at the American International School in Johannesburg.
Anne completed her ‘A’ levels at Limuru Girls’ High School in Kenya before moving to the US in 1985. She earned her B.A. with a double major in International Relations and Economics & Management from Beloit College; her M.A. in International Relations with a focus on International Development Economics from Yale University; and her M.S. in Information and Telecommunications Systems from Johns Hopkins University. Anne is a recipient of Booz Allen Hamilton’s prestigious Values in Practice Award and also the U.S. National Women of Color in Technology Award for Managerial Leadership.